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Feb 22, 2013 6:00pm EST
question was posed to the secretary of transportation, ray lahood when he was asked if the administration is trying to scare people about the sequestration. he quickly dismissed all of that and in his warning about transportation specifically was clear. according to ray lahood, this is the countdown to massive automatic cuts go on, it can make it difficult, if not impossible for air travelers to take to the skies at the end of next week with one week until sequestration, the secretary of transportation ray lahood is issuing a grim warning on the effects of automatic budget cuts on the nation's airways. >> a lot of people use airports and this is goings to have a real impact. >> reporter: if congress can not agree to stop $85 billion in automatic cuts by next week, lahood warns cancelled and delayed flights, long lines and angry passengers will dominate the nation's airport and lahood said members of congress will take the blame. >> your phones are going to ring off of the hook when people are delayed at airports and their flights are delayed and that is 90 minutes or flights are cancelled
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Feb 22, 2013 3:00pm PST
continue doom and gloom with the transportation secretary ray lahood warning the airport wait times are about to become more of a mess. >> flights to major cities. like new york, chicago, san francisco and others could experience delays of up to 90 minutes. during peak hours. because we have fewer controllers on staff. >> republican rand paul introduced his own a terptive plan without layoff. charming white house is exaggerating the impact. >> i'm'd say balderdash. it's untrue, unfair, dishonest, disingenuous. the president is making stuff up. he puts law enforcement, firemen and policemen who 98% of them are paid for with the local taxes. says you will lose your local police men because of this. it's not true. >> republican duncan hunter teeing off on the white house for delaying deployment of the uss harry s. truman to the persian gulf and hunter claiming this is more about the drama than budget cuts. pentagon spokesman told fox news it was the right decision to make. that it was all about saving mup. had nothing to do with political drama. bret? >> bret: ed, yesterday, we had gene sp
Feb 24, 2013 12:00pm EST
at airport security checkpoints. secretary ray lahood joins me now. thank you so much for being here to talk about this. >> thank you. good morning. >> help me understand this. as far as we can figure out, the faa budget, not even talking about transportation, is about $15 billion, give or take. they are going to have to cut $600 million. about 4%. why is that enough to cause planes to be delayed for an hour and a half? there surely must be things inside the faa budget where you could get rid of 4%. >> and we are gonna do that, candy. we have been spending the last several months looking at and we will really focus on this now, every contract to see what penalties we might have to pay. we are going to cancel contracts. we are going to look at everything we possibly can to get to where we need to be, which is about $600 million in cuts. but we can't do it without also furloughing people and we're going to have to furlough -- >> 4% is -- that's very big budget. let me add something else, a republican from capitol hill and leadership office messaged and said, listen, the budget committe
Feb 24, 2013 9:00am PST
world of automatic budget cuts, according to transportation secretary, ray lahood. >>> then, despite some republican calls to pull the plug on chuck hagel's nomination for defense chief, and a slow walk of the nomination of john brennan as cia director, the president stands by his men. he will probably get what he wants. weighing the odds with senator john mccain. >>> and guns and immigration. before bills governing either become law, they first go through the judiciary committees. a conversation with senator judiciary chairman, patrick leahy, about the art of the doable on two of the most contentious issues of our time. >>> plus, five days from the next fiscal cliffhanger on forced spending cuts. >> these cuts don't have to happen. congress can turn them off any time with just a little compromise. >> deal or more hyperbole? we will ask our political package, former governor haley barbour, jackie calmes, of the "new york times." i'm candy crowley. and this is "state of the union." >>> with five days to go until automatic spending cuts kick in, the obama administration is ratcheting u
Comedy Central
Feb 21, 2013 11:30pm PST
have been worse. i mean, transportation secretary ray lahood? why? because his name's got a car part in it? that's a low standard. [ laughter ] what is next? secretary of the treasury penny mcnickel? now he wants the new defense secretary to be former republican senator chuck hagel. thankfully, today 15 republican senators demanded the withdrawal of hagel's nomination and it's no wonder. senate republicans have found all sorts of shady associations in hagel's past. for instance, he was once a senate republican. [laughter] and now, according to conservative news anger-gregator, hagel may have taken money from an organization called "friends of hamas." friends of hamas! that's serious! being friends with a muslim terrorist is a big commitment. you've got to be a groomsman in all four of their weddings. i mean, the suicide vest rentals alone! [laughter] folks, this bombshell lit up the conserv-osphere. >> let me bring up one piece of information that ben shapiro at breitbart put out today, which is one of the foreign funders behind senator hagel that he has not yet disclosed
Feb 22, 2013 11:00pm PST
would face furloughs. today, transportation secretary ray lahood addressed the gravity of the situation. >> "we'll see what the reaction of the public is, what i'm trying to do is wake up members of the congress on the republican side to the idea that they need to come to the table so that we don't have to have this kind of calamity in air service in america." t >> officials continue to say that they are open to a short term deal that would head off the budget cuts. >> a man wrongfully convicted in a violent assault and shooting in oakland. and given a life sentence. but tonight. ronald ross is a free man for the first time in nearly seven years. ross took his first steps of freedom late this afternoon. after his conviction was dismissed. kron 4's dan kerman was there to capture his first reaction to being a free man. >> i just hope they do a better job on investigating, and look real carefully ....who may be wrongfully accused and help the children ... >> reporter: ross wants to reunite his family and take a vacation... >> about 50 people gathered in downtown palo alto tonight. for a c
Feb 20, 2013 6:00pm PST
president. i had to chance to meet with ray lahood today. you'll hear what he had to say about california's controversial high speed rail project coming up at 6:30 or so. then i'll have more later on in the hour, back to you. >> grou you mentioned ray lahood to talk to cabinet members about issues that affect us here in the bay inĂ· how did that go? >> it went well. i had the chance to meet with arnie duncanful we talked about issues affecting young people that we have a diverse population, many lang wajz spoken in our schools. we talked about gun controls and a chance to meet with administrator of the small business administration and talked about job creation and what can be done. she was in walnut creek so we had an opportunity to do that as well well. have great conversations today z i'll share them with you as the evening progress autos dan, we'll see/xh%v you later on in e newscast. you can see the interview conducted with the president today just go to our web site abc 7 news com. >> some well known high tech billionaires handed out $3 million to 11 winners of the new li
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Feb 22, 2013 4:00pm PST
thing that's going on in washington. and it is. the transportation secretary ray lahood warns today that could be the new normal unless the president and lawmakers reach a deal to avoid those harsh spending cuts set to take effect one week. secretary lahood added the cuts could force nearly 100 traffic control towers to close entirely. that would likely happen in smaller airports, some of them in tourist friendly areas, like hilton head in south carolina and boca raton. jane certified it's up to the president to force democrats in congress to act. ed henry is live at the white house. i mean, looking for optimism, they could just say never mind, and this would go away. what's wrong with them? >> well, shep, what's interesting is you're right, that the president today was trying to say look, all the posturing has happened on both sides. let's finally come up with a deal. he said hope springs eternal when you ask about optimism. the president saying if republicans will meet him halfway on some tax revenues, raising taxes a little bit in terms of deductions and eliminating them and some
Feb 22, 2013 1:00pm PST
slow down the recovery. >> the comments came after transportation secretary ray lahood visited the white house briefing room this morning and explained in no uncertain terms how these cuts will affect the average american. he detailed not only the delays that travelers within the united states can expect, but also how republicans can avoid these devastating cuts. >> this requires compromise. this requires republicans stepping forward with some ideas about how to keep essential services of government running at the level that people have been accustomed to. this is not rocket science. >> and this comes on the top of recent polling showing not only the president with far more support among voters than republicans, but also that republicans will take the lion's share of the blame should these cuts come to pass. we go to kristin welker live at the white house. that was a pretty big gun in the white house briefing room. is this the administration trying to counter some republicans who seem to be suggesting that the sequestration is no big deal, we should just somehow welcome it? >> well
Feb 22, 2013 11:00am EST
see there to the left of your screen transportation outgoing secretary ray lahood is standing by. we'll keep our eye on that. i want your take though on watching that crossroads the new ad out today one thing we do note the rnc has been criticized for its ad where it put the president's words out of context about sequestration. but public polling shows that the president and the white house isn't going to get the blame. >> the polling out yesterday from pew showed half the country thinking this would be more the republicans' fault than the democrats. only about a third against obama. that is probably the core third that might be against obama on just about everything. to echo something susan said there is a "die hard" movie out but you don't have to see it to know how it ends because all the die hard movies are the same even though many people go through the process of watching them. >> bruce willis blows up a lot of stuff. >> there is stuff that blows up. deadlines. i think this does have a little bit of that character not to make light of the serious jobs at stake and the fact
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Feb 23, 2013 12:00pm PST
from ray lahood and we'll look behind the politics for some bottom line answers just ahead. >> heather: and they are urging federal officials to take action republican and democratic state leaders weighing in the national meeting of the national governor's association, warning congress that the latest stalemate threatens economic progress in their stated. republican governor from oklahoma, he says the gridlock is taking a toll on families and democratic governor from vermont he says the nation, quote, cannot afford to put at risk jobs in the recovery. >> one of the most contentious battles n years could be over on sunday. the senate is expected to vote on the chuck hagel nomination. it's been a rough ride for the former republican senator. his fellow republicans oppose him on his positions on israel, iran and iraq and viewing him as disloyal in the nebraska senate race. >> heather: ominous developments out of iran. tehran has announced locations for 16 more nuclear power plants days before talks with world powers over it's atomic program. the revolutionary guard most powerful force the
Feb 22, 2013 10:00pm EST
sequestration, secretary of transportation ray lahood, showing a grim warning on the effects of automatic budget cuts on the nation's airways. a lot of people use airports, and this is going to have a real impact. if congress cannot agree to stop $85 billion in automatic cuts by next week, lahood warns canceled and delayed flights, long lines and angry passengers will dominate the nation's airports, and he says members of congress will take the blame. >> your phones will start ringing off the hook when these people start being delayed at airports 90 minutes or their flights are canceled. >> reporter: dot itself faces a $1 billion cut with 600 million coming from the faa. 74,000 employees and air traffic controllers face furloughs. faa says if it has to cut staff, it will limit the number of planes that will fly. >> at the major international airports, average wait times to clear customs will increase by 50%. >> reporter: but delays will only be in the air, just getting through the airport could be a nightmare. at a valentine's day hearing, homeland security secretary janet napalatano said
Feb 22, 2013 8:00pm EST
bully pulpit to grand effect. today we heard from the president and ray lahood, the cabinet's lone republican. >> what i'm trying to do is to wake up members of the congress on the republican side to the idea that they need to come to the table, offer a proposal so that we don't have to have this kind of calamity in air service in america. >> lahood said air traffic and safety would be drupted. defense secretary le onpennetta said the nation would billion less safe. republicans say it's overblown. how much does the public really care, john? >> well, it's a big deal. but it's not as dramatic as a government shutdown where everybody can see that the washington monument's closed. you left out one, the interior department said that visitors to national parks will find locked restrooms in many places. talk about the hammer coming down. look, it's one of those things that the effects will build over time. airline waits will get longer. and this is one of the things that people who want a long-term budget deal including the president including some republicans want top happen because the
Feb 23, 2013 1:35am EST
. they are hoping i can influence some of the people in my own party. >> ray louisiana hood ray lahood said it would mean a reported one day per pay period. >> in some cases, it could be as many as two days. >> with flight delays and cancellations assured. >> it's going to be very painful for the flying public. >> joined the drum beat, blaming the congress. >> the sequestration is a job killer. >> the dark need is going over our head as we speak. >> some of the jobs in the meat and poultry industry, estimating the $2 billion sequestration cut would mean furloughs for a third of its workers, including all food inspectors, the secretary is withinning congress of a nationwide shutdown, costing business $10 billion, employees $400 million in lost pay and consumers higher meat prices at the store. some republican lawmakers think that is chicken, something, house majority leader, quote, president obama said he will force criminals loose on the street, the meat won't be inspected and emergency responders will be unable to do their jobs. these are false choices. >> we have to persuade members of co
Feb 24, 2013 2:00pm EST
happen to your job. especially if you're a federal worker. transportation secretary ray lahood talked about this on state of the yoounion this morn, let's listen to that. >> we're going to look at everything we possibly can to get to where we need to be which is about 600 million in cuts. but we can't do it without also furloughing people. >> so you heard the word "furlough." that means asking people to stay home, requiring that people stay home from work so the governments can save on their pay. hundreds of thousands of government employees could be forced to stay home. and secretary lahood said that could affect things like air travel. it could mean you have longer lines at security or have delays when you're trying to catch your flights. now there's been a lot of back-and-forth as you can match with both sides pointing the finger about who's to blame. if these forced spending cuts go through. whether the blame should be shared. here's what senator john mccain had to say this morning also on "state of the union." let's listen. >> i won't put all the blame on the president of the uni
Feb 24, 2013 12:30pm PST
irresponsibity in this too al the way around. >> ray lahood, outgoing transportation secretary, warning that if sequestration goes through that it will affect air travel, our air controllers, tsa agents. there may be long mind at the airport. what are some of the other things? >> most of the country would ignore that. it will affect several employees and there will be some hardship, but some of the effectare exaggerated. a lot of people do travel and when those long lines happen, that will bring the political belt. >> the obvious answer to any of this is to allow the shift of funds internally from one department to another. that is the reason why you would get all of these. it is a trivial amount of money, but it is because you can shift it around that it will hurt these services. it's a verobviousnswe and it is to say within any department did secretary can shift the money around so you have important stuff like air travel, meat inspection, stuff like the gsa guys who hang out in hot tubs and have conferences. it's not hard to find the money in any department you can cut that is not an emer
Feb 22, 2013 12:00pm PST
warning americans to get ready for nationwide flight delays. transportation secretary ray lahood says if next week's automatic spending cuts go through, he will be forced to cut air traffic controllers. >> flights to major cities like new york, chicago and san francisco and others could experience delays of up to 90 minutes during peak hours. >> reporter: republicans accuse the white house of using scare tactics to force them into a budget deal. president obama called mitch mcconnell and john boehner thursday. he told al sharpton's radio listeners the gop appears willing to let the cuts go through. >> their basic view is that nothing is important enough to raise taxes on wealthy individuals or corporations and they would prefer to see these kinds of cuts. >> reporter: democrats say if the cuts go through, dozens of federal agencies will have to trim workers affecting everyone from food inspectors to fbi agents. but republicans believe the cuts are being blown out of proportion. house majority leader eric cantor said in a statement, president obama has said that unless he gets a second ta
Feb 22, 2013 8:30pm EST
irresponsible by doing that. there is enough irresponsibility of to go all the way around. >> ray lahood, i am going transportation secretary, wrote a letter to senator mikulski warning that if it goes through, it will affect air travel, tsa agents. travel will be delayed. there may be a long line that the airport. >> most of the country would ignore the sequestration because it will impact federal employees, but some of the effects are exaggerated. they would ignore this but for their travel. a lot of people travel. they know when the long lines happen that it will bring their political bell. >> the obvious answer to any of this is to allow the shift of the funds from one department from one pocket to another. it's a trivial amount of money, but it is because you cannot shifted around that it will hurt the services. the very obvious answer is to say, within any department, the secretary can shift the money around so you have important stuff like air travel, meat inspection, and stuff like the gsa guys in hot tubs. it's not hard to find the money in any department. the idea that n
Feb 22, 2013 5:30pm PST
cuts, called the sequester, set to take effect a week from today. the transportation secretary, ray lahood, said today the cuts will lead to delays at our airports, including big ones in new york, chicago, san francisco, that could ripple across the country. he warns some control towers could be shut down at some less busy airports. >>> now to the news a lot of people woke up to this morning about a so-called smart bomb new breast cancer drug, a first-of-its-kind medication approved today by the fda. it is getting a lot of attention tonight. but this new drug isn't an answer for everyone. we've asked our chief medical editor, dr. nancy snyderman, to join us tonight. we wish there weren't so many caveats, but there are. >> there are caveats. it's a designer drug, of sorts, brian. but the fda today said yes, there is a new cancer drug to treat the most aggressive form of breast cancer. a reminder that breast cancer affects more women in this country than any other kind of cancer, other than skin cancer. more than 232,000 new cases diagnosed this year. and a reminder, men get it too. m
Feb 23, 2013 5:30pm PST
inspections. on friday, outgoing transportation secretary ray lahood said travelers would see major delays. >> this is going to have a real impact. calamity. it's a big deal. >> reporter: lahood said faa would need to trim $1 billion, that's less than 2% of the entire transportation budget. >> i think you've got a little bit of scare tactics going on there. >> reporter: and there is still finger-pointing over whose idea this was in the first place. in a "washington post" op-ed, bob woodward claims it came directly from the white house, writing, "obama personally approved the plan." white house officials have argued that the majority of house republicans voted to approve the sequester. as for furloughs, government officials say the majority of them won't take effect for about a month. lester? >> kristen, thank you. for more on how all this is playing out we're joined by cnbc's chief washington correspondent john harwood. if we get to friday, they don't make a deal, do these cuts all play out at once or do they transpire over a series of weeks or months? >> they'll play out for a whil
Feb 22, 2013 8:00pm EST
republican, maybe they should try listening to outgoing transportation secretary ray lahood. he spoke about the sequester consequences today, including the loss of 100 air traffic controllers. >> this requires compromise. this requires republicans stepping forward with some ideas about how to keep essential services of government running at the level that people have been accustomed to. this is not rocket science. >> well, it's not rocket science. but, folks, it is just as serious. get your cell phones out. i want to know what you think. tonight's question, will republican lies prevent a deal on the guester? text "a" for yes. text b for no to 67622. you can go to our blog at we'll bring you the results later on in the show. joining me tonight david cay johnston, professor at syracuse university and pulitzer winning journalist. great to have you on with us tonight. why did these groups like the fix the debt outfit want americans to think the deficit is just out of control? >> oh, it's central to their whole marketing campaign. they represent very wealthy people like
Feb 22, 2013 6:00pm EST
. transportation secretary ray lahood said travelers could face new delays of 90 minutes at major airports in chicago, new york and san francisco. more than 100 air control towers at smaller airports could be closed, lahood said. airlines likely would cancel flights. and congress, he said, would hear of the fallout. >> it's not only the impact on the passengers, it's the impact that it has on airports, control towers, people who work there, airports. and their phones are going to start ringing. why does this have to happen? nobody likes a delay. nobody likes waiting in line. none of us do. if we can't get our hamburger within five minutes, if we can't get on the plane within 30, 40, 50 minutes after going through, you know what happens. they start calling their member of congress. >> suarez: more now on these latest warnings, the republican response and the timing of these possible cuts. lisa rein is following this for the "washington post" and she joins me now. lisa, in recent days senior members of the obama administration have laid out an exacting detail all the terrible consequences that
Feb 22, 2013 1:00pm EST
, head of the department of federal transportation, ray lahood took center stage at a white house news briefing saying airline traffic will be hit bit automatic government spending cuts if congress does not reach a deal by the deadline the end of next week. there is not a lot of negative movement in the sector in a market that is climbing. let's bring in john harwood in washington. john, this is part after constant drum beat from the white house and his team, obama's team that if we go through the sequester, it is bad, bad, bad. >> exactly right, simon. who what the white house is doing is a steady application of pressure on republicans in congress hoping this he will accept ultimately tax increases as part of a budget deal. ray whlahood, former republicanf congress, walked into the briefing room and said you may not see the effects immediately but they will be very real and build over time. here is ray lahood. >> it will ripple across the country. cuts mean preventative maintenance and quick repair of runway equipment may not be possible which could lead to more delays. >> what you he
Feb 24, 2013 10:30am EST
sequester blame game has started. live with us secretary of transportation ray lahood who sound add pretty loud alarm bell on friday. mr. secretary, good morning. good to have you here. >> good morning. >> you talked friday about a calamity in our air service system in america, a billion dollars in cuts that have to be made at the department of transportation, $600 million from the faa, 47,000 faa employees will need to be furloughed at least one day per pay period. is it still going to be safe for the american public to fly if this sequester goes forward. >> one thing we never compromise on is safety. we will never take a back seat to safety. safety will not be compromised. but we will have twork with the airlines in slowing planes down. but there will be enough controllers to make sure planes are guided in and out of airports safely. >> this is about aggravation, not about safety. >> look, this is a huge cut. it's a billion dollars. $600 million at faa, which has the largest number of employees at d.o.t. it's about shared sacrifice. this doesn't have to happened, david. if republi
Feb 22, 2013 4:00pm PST
spending cuts will result in travel delays. ray lahood says it will require trimming $600 million this year and furloughing air traffic controllers. he says travelers could experience 90 minute delays or mores in the citis. >> several commute leaders trying to drum up support to try to rename sfo for former supervisor harvey milk. some believe it a tribute to his legacy. five supervisors support letting voters decide. six are needed to put it on the ballot. >> this is something that was lying dorm yabt, now, blooming. >> harvey milk san francisco international airport sends a message toer one who has ever been or currently diminished in every corner of the earth that hear is a city recognizes your value, you're worth. >> san francisco held a summit today on how to keep young paroles from a life of crime. members of different agencies heard from the district attorney, chief and head of probe yaichlgts their focus is young adults trying to resume a norm live. experts say they lack maturity needed to make bad choice autos by working with young people early on and giving an opportunit
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